Welcome to Drink Holidays
Welcome to Drink Holidays.
Never miss a reason to celebrate! Did you know there are numerous drinking "holidays" throughout the year? Learn more about how these boozy holidays came to be, and let's face it, they're a fun excuse to get together, celebrate, and of course drink.
December Drink Holidays
On December 5, 1933, America’s “great experiment” ended. The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was signed into law, putting an end to 13 years of Prohibition. Thus, each year on December 5, we celebrate National Repeal Day.
Whether you love it or hate it, few beverages evoke the holiday season like Eggnog—which is why we celebrate National Eggnog Day on December 24, the day before Christmas.
While not an “official” drink holiday, New Year’s Eve may very well be the biggest drinking day in the entire year, and celebrated worldwide. It is a day to celebrate the beginning of a new year, and there is often a big countdown leading to the stroke of midnight.
January Drink Holidays
It is perhaps no coincidence that National Bloody Mary Day—celebrated each year on January 1—coincides with National Hangover Day. For those who partied their way into the new year, a Bloody Mary is just what the doctor ordered when the sun rises on New Year’s Day.
What’s more emblematic of celebrating the coming of a New Year than toasting with a glass of champagne? Nothing! That’s why it makes perfect sense that New Year’s Day is also National Champagne Day!
National Hot Toddy Day, celebrated annually on January 11, pays homage to a revered cold-weather cocktail favorite. What better time to celebrate a hot cocktail than January, when days are short, nights are long, and temperatures are frigidly cold in most parts of the world?
National Hot Buttered Rum Day is celebrated annually on January 17—which is fitting, since it’s the perfect concoction to warm up a cold winter’s day!
National Irish Coffee Day is January 25. Although we celebrate this hot beverage during January when temperatures plummet, the Irish Coffee is a versatile cocktail that stands out in any season.
February Drink Holidays
In 2003, Peru established National Pisco Sour Day—an official government holiday—on the first Saturday in February. Since the love for Pisco Sours exceeds international boundaries, the rest of the world soon followed suit, recognizing the first Saturday in February as an international day of celebration for the South American staple.
National Kahlúa Day is observed each year on February 27. Why? Perhaps the better question is why not… is there a bad time to enjoy the world’s best-selling coffee liqueur?
National Margarita Day is celebrated annually on February 22, in honor of what may arguably be America’s most well-known classic cocktail, and the most popular tequila-based cocktail in the USA.
March Drink Holidays
The Green Goddess. The Green Fairy. The Green Lady. Yep… we’re talking about absinthe, which is celebrated annually on March 5—National Absinthe Day—in honor of the day that the United States lifted its 95-year ban on the storied spirit.
Celebrated annually on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day today has become synonymous with green beer, corned beef, and leprechauns—and is perhaps the most popular “drinking holiday” in America.
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